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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Three Jewish children

Caroline Glick decries the world's callousness toward the murders of three Jewish children.
In a rare move, the Prime Minister’s Office released photos of the Fogel family’s blood-drenched corpses.

They are shown as they were found by security forces.

There was Hadas, dead on her parents’ bed, next to her dead father Udi.

There was Elad, lying on a small throw rug wearing socks. His little hands were clenched into fists. What was a four-year-old to do against two grown men with knives? He clenched his fists. So did his big brother.

Maybe the Prime Minister’s Office thought the pictures would shock the world. Maybe Binyamin Netanyahu thought the massacre of three little children would move someone to rethink their hatred of Israel.

That was the theme of his address to the nation Saturday night.

Netanyahu directed most of his words to the hostile world. He spoke to the leaders who rush to condemn Israel at the UN Security Council every time we assert our right to this land by permitting Jews to build homes. He demanded that they condemn the murder of Jewish children with the same enthusiasm and speed.

He shouldn’t have bothered.
The government released the photos on Saturday night. Within hours, the social activism website My Israel posted a short video of the photographs on YouTube along with the names and ages of the victims.

Within two hours YouTube removed the video.

What was Netanyahu thinking? Didn’t he get the memo that photos of murdered Jewish children are unacceptable? If they’re published, someone might start thinking about the nature of Palestinian society.

Someone might consider the fact that in the Palestinian Authority, anti-Jewish propaganda is so ubiquitous and so murderous that killing the Fogel babies was an act of heroism. The baby killers knew that by murdering Udi, Ruth, Hadas, Yoav and Elad they would enter the pantheon of Palestinian heroes. They can expect to have a sports stadium or school in Ramallah or Hebron built for them by the Palestinian Authority and underwritten by American or European taxpayers.

And indeed, the murder of the Fogel children and their parents was greeted with jubilation in Gaza.

Carnivals were held in the streets as Hamas members handed out sweets.
Obviously YouTube managers are not interested in being held responsible for someone noticing that genocidal Jew hatred defines Palestinian society – and the Arab world as a whole. But they really have no reason to be concerned. Even if they had allowed the video to be posted for more than an hour, it wouldn’t have made a difference.

The enlightened peoples of Europe, and growing numbers of Americans, have no interest in hearing or seeing anything that depicts Jews as good people, or even just as regular people. It is not that the cultured, intellectual A-listers in Europe and America share the Palestinians’ genocidal hatred of the Jewish people.
Caroline goes on to describe why Prime Minister Netanyahu was fooling himself if he thought that releasing the gruesome pictures would change anything. Read the whole thing.

As many of you know already, that video is up on this site, and has gotten hundreds of hits.

Late last night, I got an email from a woman in England who said that she wanted to watch the video and spread it, but that when she clicked on it on my site, she got a message that it had been removed. So I clicked on it and it worked (on my site it's embedded from My Israel, but I have it downloaded to my laptop, and can put it up independently so long as Blogger doesn't stop me). I wrote her back and told her that apparently her ISP was so sensitive to the possibility that she would see it, that they have blocked clicking through to My Israel. This reminded me of the way the Nazis and other anti-Semitic regimes started their pogroms against the Jews by banning ritual slaughter (shechita). They're so pure and refined (we call them Yfei HaNefesh here) that they can't hurt animals, but they will murder human beings solely for being Jewish.

For the record, I directed this woman to another site where the video is embedded (which happens to be in England, by the way, and where as of last night it had over 4,000 hits and 200 comments which I did not read). I have not heard from her yet whether that was successful. I told her that if all else failed, I would send her the file, but since it's a big file, she should try to get it on her own first.

If anyone else is having trouble accessing the video, please email me - I know of two other sites where it's up.

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At 9:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Why is the opinion of the world's genteel anti-Semites so important to Israel's Prime Minister? As if they care about the fate of the Fogel family?

Israel's government cares more for world opinion than it does for the safety and well-being of its own citizens. It has its priorities exactly backwards.

It needs to wake up! Jewish groveling and begging for the world's pity only earns it its contempt. Its easier to take the Jew out of the Ghetto than it is to take the Ghetto out of the Jew.

Thousands of years of frightened servility to non-Jews have had an effect on the Jewish psyche and an independent existence as a sovereign people in their own land has had little effect on it.

There is nothing Israel can do to win the world over unless it elects to commit national suicide.

What could go wrong indeed

At 2:49 AM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

Have you seen the reports that they were murdered by members of Fatah's police (or something like that) trained by the U.S.?

I was thinking you might have something up about that. It was on WND that two Fatah members had been arrested, but when one links to WND people tend to say that it's unreliable.

Maybe there's something further down the page here on it, though.


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